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David A. Doll, retired VA attorney, WW II veteran Nov. 22, 1925 -- July 31, 2011

David A. Doll, a World War II veteran who retired as an attorney for the Veterans Administration, died Sunday in his Town of Tonawanda home. He was 85.

Born in Buffalo, he was a 1943 graduate of Kenmore Senior High School and earned a law degree from the University of Buffalo Law School.

Mr. Doll served in the Army during World War II as a paratrooper in the European Theater.

During the early part of his career, he was a private-practice attorney in the Town of Tonawanda area. He later joined the VA as an attorney specializing in benefits. He retired in the early 1990s.

A history buff, he was a member of the Buffalo & Erie County Historical Society and was an active volunteer for he Town of Tonawanda Historical Society Museum on Knoche Road and served as treasurer.

Survivors include three sons, James, Robert and Richard, and two daughters, Janet Maurer and Judith.

A memorial service was held Wednesday in Little Chapel of the Elms, Elmlawn Cemetery, Town of Tonawanda.

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